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Feb 27, 2013 4:00pm PST
this one. the vatican said they expected 50,000. it was four or five times that. >> it means the world to me. i grew up catholic. it is huge, monumental. this great event that is taking shape in our church, this is the main reason why i'm here today. >> it was a long and physically demanding event for a man whose frailty is now all too evident. emotional ands personal. and he referred to the controversies that have dogged his pontificate. he said the church had faced stormy weather. it had seemed at times that the lord was sleeping. was elected pope in eight years ago, he said, he surrendered his looked -- his right to a private life, and there could be no going back. i am not, he said, abandoning the cross. to prayt each of you for me and for the new pope. >> this is the last time the public will see this pope. very soon, for the sake of the credibility and authority of the next pope, benedicta will be hidden from the world for the rest of his life. there will soon be two popes in the vatican. benedicta xvi well -- benedicta xvi will hold the title of pope emeritus. more problem
Feb 13, 2013 6:00pm EST
or legitimacy of his successor? will there be two popes in the vatican. this morning crowds gathered for the usual wednesday audience, among them a party of schoolchildren. >> it is quite an honor, especially since one of the last coverings. it is quite special to be here. >> it was once said the pope lack charisma. nobody says it now. hock has given way to a boisterous and affection. he said this was for the good of the church, but the modern world move rapidly. >> i am well aware of the gravity of such an act. of the same time i am aware of not being ab to carry out my ministry with the physical and spiritual strength now required. >> in saying explicitly i am too old to carry on, is he also saying implicitly, in place of me, choose someone young and vigorous? today they came to pay homage to an old man who does something bold and selfless and braves. >> pope benedict spoke more about the activities. our guest joins us. talking about his age and age of his successor and divisions within the catholic church and the leadership, were you surprised he tackled these issues toda
Feb 25, 2013 4:00pm PST
rapid departure. >> for more on the vatican's reaction, i spoke to the bbc's alan little just a short while ago. there are other cardinals who will be attending the conclave who have been accused of sheltering priests, but the vatican has responded very differently to the case of cardinal o'brien. why? >> it is striking how quickly they have moved, accepting the resignation before the allegations have been properly aired, certainly before he has been able to respond to them or defend himself against them if that is what he chooses. the other cardinals -- cardinal whose reputation -- the other cardinals whose reputations have been tarnished are accused of covering up the crimes of -- the misdemeanors of others. cardinal o'brien is accused of covering up his own behavior. it is clear the vatican did not want a cardinal carrying those allegations into the sistine chapel in 10 days or 12 days and into the heart of the process to elect a new pope, so they moved very quickly indeed. >> do they -- do you think they move quickly enough -- moved quickly enough for this issue not to be a
Feb 12, 2013 6:00pm EST
queuing today as the vatican loosened its culture of secrecy. it gave more details about the pope's help them what his role will be when he resigned in two weeks. yes today he revealed he had neither the mental or physical energy to continue. today the vatican said he had been wearing a pacemaker for some time. >> somebody talked about the fact that he had had a pacemaker a few months ago. that is correct. there was a routine replacement for the batteries. >> when he stand down, he will remain in rome to study. he will be living in a monastery. there'll not be two popes although it is unclear what his title will be. the church went out of the way to say that he would have no role in the choice of his successor. he will have nothing to say about it the insisted. the question remains as to whether this conservative pope will have some influence on the future direction of the church. already, and catholics are debating what the future of the church should be and what kind of figure should lead it. >> he will probably be a little more liberal but the catholic church is headed toward mor
Feb 26, 2013 2:30pm PST
independent state of the vatican city. we are not allowed to take our cameras. you get a sense of the separations that are already under way. the following day will be his last day in office. he will have a private meeting with the cardinals that have already arrived in rome. later that day at 5:00 p.m. local time, the pope will board a helicopter and go to his summer residence about 15 miles from here. at about 8:00 p.m. local time, he will cease to be pulte. pe. po it will create a vacancy that normally occurs on the death of a pulp. then the replacement for pope benedict xvi will begin in earnest. >> these days, businesses going bust is hardly a deadline. of burke ofdline traders in afghanistan to increasing demand of driving them to diversify or closed shop altogether. centuries, the burqa has been the emblem of afghanistan. but nowadays in kabul, it is not quite the same. wholesalers stilt supplied to other regions of the country with their own -- still supplied to other regions of the country with their own unique shape. the burqa business is taking a bit of dundalk, falling
Feb 25, 2013 5:30pm EST
. the vatican in crisis. the highest-ranking roman catholic resigns after he is accused of inappropriate behavior with priests. forced to call a cave home. we are inside syria where the millions displaced by civil war now struggle to survive. >> in the last 24 hours, this is where people came what -- to live and hide. the atmosphere here is apollyon. it is dark and dank and suffocating -- is appalling. it is dark and dank and suffocating. >> the voters in italy have had their say, but why is it causing the u.s. stock market to dive? welcome to our viewers on public at telik -- public television in america and also around the globe. britain most -- britain's most senior catholic has thrust the succession plans into question. cardinal keith o'brien has stepped down after being accused of inappropriate behavior with priests. he was due to take part in the conclave to elect the successor to pope benedict, but will now not be going to rome. our religious correspondent has the details. >> for a decade and more, he has been one of scotland's biggest personalities and strongest voi
Feb 11, 2013 2:30pm PST
is the first pope to do so in 600 years. >> it was during a routine meeting with vatican card bills that pope benedict did something that no pontiff had done in nearly 600 years. he announced his resignation and stunned his audience. he said that i have come to the certainty that my strengths, in due to an advanced age, are no longer suited to an adequate execution of saint peter's ministry. pope benedict said the strength of mind and body are necessary. strength in that in the last few months had deteriorated to the point where he doubted he could carry out his duties. only yesterday pope had spoken to sunday audience in st. peter's square. the vatican said that there was no specific medical issue making can step down. the pope said that he did not have the stamina to continue. >> i am very disappointed and in shock about what happened this morning. >> it is a great act of courage to do what has not been done in 600 years. >> 1 cardinal feels it is a liberating act for the church. no future pope will feel like they have to stay on until death. >> we had a warning from the pope abou
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